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Sunday 11.19.17 (pursue holiness)

This morning, we’ll take a look at what it means to pursue holiness from 1 Thessalonians 4. Then on Sunday night at 7pm, we’ll gather with other Adrian churches at Victory Assembly of God for our annual Ministerial Alliance Thanksgiving Service. We hope to see you there!

@945 Small Groups / Sunday School for all ages
@1045 Worship Gathering
@6pm Children’s Christmas Program Practice in auditorium
@7pm Ministerial Alliance Thanksgiving Service at Victory Assembly of God

Sermon Notes
Pursue Holiness ~ 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8

  • Pursue Holiness (4:1-3)
    • Because it is how we ought to live (4:1-2)
    • Because it is God’s will for you (4:3)
  • A specific example by Paul: Pursue holiness in your sexuality (4:3-8)
    • Stay away from sexual immorality (4:3, 5-6)
      • Sexual expression outside of God’s design
      • Involves untamed desires (4:5) and/or wronging others (4:6)
    • Pursue Purity and innocence (4:4, 7)
      • Sexual expression according to God’s design: a husband and wife bringing happiness and joy to one another in an intimate bond of mutual love (Genesis 2:18-25, Proverbs 5:15-19, 1 Corinthians 7)
      • Marked by self control and honor (4:4, 7)
    • Don’t disregard scripture’s teaching on this (4:6, 8)

1 thessalonians

Songs for Worship
Higher Ground
Take My Life and Let it Be
Refiners Fire
Set My Soul Afire
I Am Thine, O Lord

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